Nadege Student Exchange Testimonial

Nadege Student Exchange Testimonial

Country of origin:

Australia

Gifu-city Faculty:

Exchanged to National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Course:

International Studies

I was not sure what to expect when I chose to go to Taiwan for my one year exchange as part of my Bachelor of International Studies. I had been to China and many countries in South East Asia before but none of these places compare with Taiwan.

I stayed in Taipei for a year and studied at National Taiwan University (NTU). The University has a beautiful campus with palm trees and historical buildings. Established as the first university in Taiwan, NTU has the most comprehensive educational resources and is playing an essential part in Taiwan's progress. NTU has more than 30,000 students and about 100 exchange students every semester. As an exchange student you get to know the other exchange students very quickly, creating lasting friendships and your own small community within NTU. I had a blast meeting so many people from all around the world and participating in the social activities every week-end. Restaurants are very affordable in Taiwan so you find yourself eating out every night.

Taiwan is a very different and interesting place. The people are so nice and welcoming. The environment is very tropical so the sceneries around the island are spectacular. Taipei is a busy and fast paced city influenced by China, Japan and the USA. Nowhere else in the world can you find a place where people speak and write traditional Chinese as well as being fluent in English. Taiwan or should I say Formosa is the place to be in North East Asia and it is a great base to discover and travel around the region. I travelled to Korea and a lot of my friends also went to other countries such as Japan and the Philippines. Make sure you don't miss out on such a unique and amazing opportunity.